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Tika Darlami talks with Bhupal Singh Gurung, a social mobiliser, at a local tea shop, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

More than words: observing changes in confidence

Many women's economic empowerment projects aim to help build women's confidence. How can we measure whether change has been achieved? Kimberly Bowman identifies some starting points. ...

Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit – but the government can change that

As the government's Universal Credit initiative to combine several welfare payments into one goes into its next phase, Caroline Davey from Gingerbread talks about the negative impact that it...

Tatu in Tanzania, a female food hero finalist in 2012, harvesting potatoes that she sells, along with other vegetables, in the city of Dar es Salaam some 350kms away

Broken promises: rural women hit hardest by corporate land deals

Tatu in Tanzania, a female food hero finalist in 2012, harvesting potatoes that she sells, along with other vegetables, in the city of Dar es Salaam some 350kms away. Small-scale...

Cover image from Oxfam VAW action plan paper. Credit: Heather McClintock/Oxfam

What will it take to end violence against women?

Fresh from the Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York, Daniela Rosche argues that there is too much rhetoric and not enough action in the struggle to end violence against women. ...

The Women Leaders

Women making change in Nepal

In January, Dow Punpiputt met some of the women leaders who took part in the Raising Her Voice project in Nepal.  Here she gives a personal response to the impact of meeting with these inspirational...

Wubalem (second right) and neighbours load racks taken from a modern hive into a centrifuge that will separate the honey from the wax. The racks, complete with wax, will then be replaced in the hive. Credit: Tom Pietrasik/Credit

A taste of honey - reaching marginalised women in Ethiopia

At Oxfam, much like Hannibal from 1980s cult classic, the A-Team we love it when a plan comes together, which is why we are so pleased that our research into Women's Collective Action (WCA)...

The women of Nawoyatir village, Turkana, Kenya, celebrate 6 boreholes being drilled in their community. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Dear women’s rights movements, thank you!

In time for International Women's Day 2013, Oxfam International's gender justice lead says thank you to women's rights organisations around the world.  ...

Comfort Adeniyi, a cocoa farmer, on her farm in Ayetoro-Ijesa in southwest Nigeria. Photo: George Osodi/Panos for Oxfam America

Are women from Mars?

Our Behind The Brands campaign launch kicked off with a call for Mars, Mondelez International and Nestlé to stop ignoring the women who are working in their cocoa supply chains....

Gender & Development in words

To ensure women’s rights move forward, we need to repoliticise - outcomes from the Beyond Gender Mainstreaming Learning Project

Last year, Gender & Development set out to discover where Gender Mainstreaming is 15 years on from when the approach was first agreed. The Learning Project brought together activists and...

We Can Change Makers in Sri Lanka

Eliminating violence against women – the ‘most pervasive human rights violation in the world’

On the UN's International Day for the Elimination of all Violence against Women, Suzanne Williams celebrates the achievements of the 'We Can' campaign and the launch of its Global Network. ...